Background

WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. It began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into our nation’s classrooms and hallways. WATCH D.O.G.S. ® has created millions of “in school” volunteer hours and continues to have a tremendously positive impact on the educational process. Today more than 3,156 schools in 46 states plus DC participate in WATCH D.O.G.S. ®

Program Goals

  1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
  2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Learn more about the program at the WATCH D.O.G.S. website

Moorefield Station WATCH D.O.G.S.®
 

At Moorefield Station Elementary School, Administrative Intern Joe Dolansky and Top Dog John Middleton will be managing our program. Here's a tentative idea of what you can expect for your day as a WATCH D.O.G.S. ® volunteer:

 
  • Your schedule starts with a check-in with Mr. Dolansky in the front office 
  • You'll help teachers and staff with morning drop-off line
  • Make an appearance on the Morning News show
  • Get your picture taken with your child
  • Assist in your child's classroom, provide assistance to the office staff, and volunteer in the "specials" (art, music, library, computer)
  • Help out in the lunch room (including lunch with your child) and recess (time/weather permitting)
  • Finish your day assisting with parent pickup.
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